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Be Ready for Storms on Monday

Storm Prediction Center

After a fairly quiet day on Sunday, severe weather and flooding
potential will return to portions of eastern Oklahoma and western
Arkansas Monday and into Tuesday. High end severe weather could
occur Monday afternoon and evening, primarily across parts of
northeast Oklahoma, as a warm front lifts northward. If isolated
storms can develop near or south of the warm front, strong
tornadoes and very large hail will be possible. In addition,
locally heavy rainfall and an increased potential for flash
flooding will exist with these storms, with the greatest risk
located northwest of Interstate 44 and west of Highway 75.

Early Tuesday morning, a line of strong to severe storms is
expected to move eastward out of western and central Oklahoma
and into eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas during the morning
and afternoon hours. Damaging winds will be the primary severe
weather threat, but with high low level shear values expected to
be present, there will also be the potential for quick spin-up
tornadoes on the leading edge of the expected squall line. Locally
heavy rainfall and some flash flooding potential will also exist
on Tuesday.

Low thunderstorm chances will exist through the rest of the
upcoming work week and into next weekend as southwesterly flow
aloft persists across the region, allowing periodic disturbances
to affect the area.